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That £250,000 Deal or No Deal win


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 12 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 12 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

For those who missed Sunday’s show, here’s how it ended:

[flashvideo filename=”http://sjhoward.co.uk/video/dealornodeal.flv” title=”Deal or No Deal (Channel 4)” /]

Now, Laura, if you’re reading this, and you’re looking to support a penniless student blogger, I’ve got just the thing.

Update 23/01/07 – I’ve now altered this post to run on the new flash player, and so need to directly credit its creator, jamesb1919. The original broadcaster was, of course, Channel 4.

This 1,032nd post was filed under: Video.

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Comments and responses

Comment from jordan

by jordan

Comment posted at 17:08 on 11th January 2007.

thanks for that i was dying to see the winning moment

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 17:11 on 11th January 2007.

No problem! I hope you enjoyed it!

Comment from hopeful

by hopeful

Comment posted at 15:33 on 23rd January 2009.

That’s so inspiring to watch again. I’ve just got an audition to go on Deal Or No Deal. I am so hopeful of getting through. just the experience will be fantastic but if I could have amazing guts and luck like Laura I will be over the moon. And quit my job straight away!!

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